wmd1120m  2017-2018  Bruxelles Woluwe

6 credits
Prerequisite: French language knowledge, qualities of observation, of intellectual curiosity, of reasoning, of synthesis.
Main themes
In a first part of the course, the cell is studied by closely associating morphology and function. The diversity and evolution of the living is first tackled by the study of meiosis, fertilization and Mendelian genetics.
The study of animal evolution from the first animals to modern Man is based on arguments of anatomy and compared embryology illustrating the principle « ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny ».
Introduction: principles of organization of the biosphere
Chapter 1: The chemistry of life
Chapter 2: The cell
Chapter 3: Reproduction and genetics
Chapter 4: Evolution
Chapter 5: Biological diversity through evolution
Chapter 6: Scientific ecology
Teaching methods
The course includes lectures during which the diagrams will be drawn together with the students. During practical works, the students will see on screen everything they were taught in theoretical courses: slides and films' showings and examination of histological cuts. Additional support (slideshows, exercises, forum) is available on a iCampus website.
Evaluation methods
Assessment: Written exam.
Other information
Supervision: The supervision of practical courses is organized by work managers and assistants. Tests are carried out and corrected each week.
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